grandma granddaughterIn response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian Government is funding the establishment of 10 elder abuse networks to collaborate at a community level and focus on the prevention of elder abuse.

As part of the Monash Health Integrated Model of Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse, SMPCP have been selected to establish the local Elder Abuse Prevention Network (EAPN).

The SMPCP EAPN will seek to:

  • connect practitioners working with older community members, their families and carers
  • utilise a co-design approach in the development and delivery of elder abuse awareness activities
  • focus on primary prevention activities
    • address the drivers of elder abuse including ageist attitudes in the community
    • conduct elder abuse awareness activities with older people, their families, carers and general community 
    • utilise social media as a platform for community engagement and to facilitate the dissemination of primary prevention messages
  • collaborate to develop referral policies and interagency protocols

A steering committee and working groups have been established to guide the development of the EAPN and the delivery of primary prevention activities.

Members of the network include:

Alfred Health Carer Services Kingston City Council
Bayside City Council Monash Health
Bolton Clarke Mordialloc Neighbourhood House
Caulfield South Community House PRONIA
Caulfield Hospital SECASA
Central Bayside Community Health Services       Star Health
City of Port Phillip Stonnington City Council
Connect Health & Community Taskforce
FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria Police
Glen Eira City Council  WHISE
Jewish Care  


To keep in touch with EAPN activities you can sign up for our e-newsletter or like us on facebook.

To express interest in participating in the SMPCP EAPN please contact:

Michelle Lord
Project Lead
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8587 0107
0477 401 031


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